Fallen Soldier: Michael H. Simpson

Michael H. Simpson
Dates: Died May 1, 2013
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Player: Evan Vo

Army Staff Sergeant Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. SSG Simpson died on May 1, 2013 in a Landstuhl, Germany hospital of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit on April 27th.

SSG Simpson joined the Army in 2003. His teammates always called him the “Unquiet Professional.” That’s because, contrary to the unassuming disposition of most Special Forces Soldiers, his association with the Army’s elite Green Berets was often the first thing Simpson wanted people to know about him. He was proud of his organization and the distinction.

He loved to make people laugh. Once, he walked into a room singing a song from Doc McStuffins, a Disney TV show he watched with his two sons. SFC Anderson, a team member of Simpson’s, who was familiar with the cartoon, couldn’t help but join in. “No one else in the room had any idea what was going on. He was the life of the team, and his personality was one of his greatest traits. He never failed to put a smile on other peoples’ faces,” SFC Anderson said.

SSG Simpson’s sons are the recipients of the Folds of Honor Children’s Fund scholarship.